You can help others and get paid for it! You can help students’ complete academic papers.
You can help inexperienced writers get their work into print and prepared for publication.
You can provide useful content that can help others understand how things work.
It has never been easy working part-time and going to school but who says it has to be a traditional job? May be you are yet to focus your attention on freelance writing. As a student, this is your safest bet as far as getting part-time jobs are concerned. The versatility of freelancing is that you get to work from the comfort of your home and most importantly, at your own time and pace. What a unique way to earn money while you go to college. A lot of students, even after graduation, still tend to stick to online writing and earn their living writing articles for various business owners.
So, if this is your first time finding out that you can earn money as a college student through freelance writing, it is important you understand some of the basics. First, you go looking for clients either by posting in forums or submitting applications to online writing opportunities. When a client finally decides to use your services, you get down to researching and writing and upon submission to the client, you get paid. It looks simple, right? Anyway, the bulk of the job lies in finding well-paid gigs that would sustain your needs as a student.
As a beginner student freelance writer, you don’t expect to walk right into well-paid jobs. If that happens, then you are really in luck otherwise, you have to start from where most other people started – from the bottom. Whether you have chosen to work on fixed price per word, fixed price per project or billing by hour, you should not shy away from starting small. Some of the places where you can actually start and build your portfolio are virtual workers’ site. These are online marketplaces where clients and contractors meet for exchange of cash and services.
If you are lucky, you can build good working relationship with a few clients who pay very well and take it from there. There are also professional paid job boards where freelance writers go to search for paid writing projects. You can also send in queries to editors of online magazines, especially those in the niche you love writing about. A lot of academic paper writing firms also offer writing jobs to students. All you need to do is register with them, submit your samples and resume and you are ready to go.
If you are the tech savvy type, you can also build a blog where you can consistently post informative content. If your blog begins to rank well in search engine results, you might start getting freelance writing gigs as more clients learn about you and the unique services you render.
There are so many clients in need of writers it is ridiculous for any writer to say they cannot get work. You need to study the market carefully and know what to say when approaching potential clients.